Michelle Monaghan

BirthDay:

23 Mar 1976

BirthPlace:

Winthrop, Iowa, USA

BirthName:

Michelle Lynn Monaghan

Bio:

Michelle Lynn Monaghan was born on March 23, 1976, in Winthrop, Iowa. She is the youngest of three children and the only daughter of Sharon (Hamel), who ran a day care center, and Robert L. Monaghan, a factory worker and farmer. She is of mostly Irish and German descent. After graduating from high school in Iowa, she studied journalism for three years at Chicago's Columbia College. In order to pay for college, she took a job as a model. In 1999, she quit college and moved to New York to work full-time as a fashion model. She traveled the world doing stints on the runways in Milan, Singapore, Tokyo, and Hong Kong, and also enjoyed appearances in a number magazines and catalogs.

In 2000, she made her TV debut in two episodes of Young Americans (2000), then appeared in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999). She made her big screen debut with a small role of Henrietta in Perfume (2001). Monaghan shot to fame in 2002 when she co-starred as Kimberly Woods for one season on the TV series Boston Public (2000). After appearances in several supporting roles, she starred opposite Robert Downey Jr. and Val Kilmer in the black comedy Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005). Later in 2005, Monaghan was filming in China, Italy, and the United States on Mission: Impossible III (2006), as the female lead opposite Tom Cruise.

In August of 2005, in Sydney, Australia, Michelle Monaghan married her long-time sweetheart, Peter White, a New York based graphic designer, whom she met at a Manhattan party five years earlier.
Filmography

Actor ( 74 credits )

Sleepless (2017)
Sidney Hall (2017)
Patriots Day (2016) Carol Saunders
The Path (2016)  Sarah Lane (10 episodes, 2016)
Pixels (2015)
Kittens in a Cage (2015)  Marjorie (1 episode, 2015)
Playing It Cool (2014) Her
The Best of Me (2014) Amanda Collier
Fort Bliss (2014) Maggie Swann
Better Living Through Chemistry (2014) Kara Varney
True Detective (2014)  Maggie Hart (8 episodes, 2014)
Off Camera with Sam Jones (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
Penthouse North (2013) Sara
Expecting (2013) Andie
The Queen Latifah Show (2013)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Tomorrow You're Gone (2012) Florence Jane
Larry King Now (2012)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2014)
Comedy Bang! Bang! (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011) Julia Meade (uncredited)
Machine Gun Preacher (2011) Lynn Childers
Source Code (2011) Christina Warren
The Marilyn Denis Show (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
The Chew (2011)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2016)
Somewhere (2010) Rebecca
Due Date (2010) Sarah Highman
Conan (2010)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
The Talk (2010)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2014)
Access Hollywood Live (2010)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
Janela Indiscreta (2010)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
Michelle Monaghan at 2009 Vail Film Festival (2009) Herself
In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber (2009) (1 episode, 2011)
Eagle Eye (2008) Rachel Holloman
Made of Honor (2008) Hannah
Trucker (2008) Diane Ford
Gone Baby Gone (2007) Angie Gennaro
The Heartbreak Kid (2007) Miranda
Chelsea Lately (2007)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2014)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Herself (3 episodes, 2007-2008)
Mission: Impossible III (2006) Julia
North Country (2005) Sherry
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) Harmony Faith Lane
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) Gwen
Constantine (2005) Ellie (uncredited)
American Dad! (2005)  Gina (1 episode, 2013)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Herself / ... (7 episodes, 2007-2014)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Herself (2 episodes, 2011)
The Bourne Supremacy (2004) Kim
Winter Solstice (2004) Stacey
Tavis Smiley (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Project Runway (2004)  Herself - Guest Judge (1 episode, 2014)
It Runs in the Family (2003) Peg Maloney
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2008)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
Senkveld med Thomas og Harald (2003)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2008)
Unfaithful (2002) Lindsay
Hack (2002)  Stacy Kumble (1 episode, 2002)
Last Call with Carson Daly (2002)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
HypaSpace (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Perfume (2001) Henrietta
Boston Public (2000)  Kimberly Woods (8 episodes, 2002-2003)
Young Americans (2000)  Caroline Busse (2 episodes, 2000)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)  Dana Kimble (1 episode, 2001)
Corazón de... (1997)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
Extra (1994)  Herself - The Best of Me (1 episode, 2014)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
GMTV (1993)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
HBO First Look (1992)  Herself (3 episodes, 2007-2008)
Gomorron (1992)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
Sidewalks Entertainment (1988)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Herself (5 episodes, 2007-2008)
Film '72 (1971)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Sesame Street (1969)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
Today (1952)  Herself - The Best of Me (1 episode, 2014)

Producer ( 1 credit )

Trucker (2008) executive producer

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